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Spurs slip to 10th

In case you haven't seen the standings today, the Spurs slip to 10th in the West. New Orleans are currently 5th. I think its been aabout 20yrs since they have not been in the playoffs


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The Spurs without Kawhi just

The Spurs without Kawhi just have to work so hard to score. LaMarcus can score when he gets the ball in his sweet spot, but because his range is limited, he can be denied the ball.

I read somewhere recently that the Spurs run more total miles, over the course of a season, than any other team -- which makes sense if you watch them. They're tired.

It all comes down to Kawhi. If he comes back at close to 100% they're instantly the third best team in the West.

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Actucally the Minnesota

Actucally the Minnesota Timberwolves travel more miles..on the cust of the East and West but in the West...

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Sorry I wasn't clear ... I

Sorry I wasn't clear ... I didn't mean most miles traveled going from game to game. I meant that Spurs players physically move, on the court, more total man-miles than any other team.

I don't know how they measure this, but I read it in a story on espn.com that I can't find now.

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Raptors have to constantly go

Raptors have to constantly go through customs which is very annoying and can sometimes take a while. NBA players get a bit better treatment than the regular joe but I doubt it.

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The Spurs in the lottery

The Spurs in the lottery would be interesting and to see if they tried to move up in a deep draft would be worth seeing. From 13th pick they aren't far away from the likes of Sexton, Young etc.

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I don't see those two players

I don't see those two players fitting Pop's system. Only two players I see them moving up for and that's Aynton and Lucka and I doubt they have the pieces to move up in the top 4 to land one of those guys.

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I have put them on Sneak Tank

I have put them on Sneak Tank Watch now for a few weeks...

I think even that 11-14 range looks pretty good. I think they would be at 13 now.

The top tier is the number 1 pick.

Next tier after that is about 2 through 8 then it drops. After the late first it drops again. You kinda don't want to be in the 20-25 range. Less to choose from unless they LOVE Grayson Allen, and he MIGHT be the best guy for the Spurs.

If the Spurs end up at 12 or 13 then I think they need to try to move up for Trae Young if he falls. He would probably maximize his potential with the Spurs. Known as a long-range bomber/gunner but I see some Tony Parker in his game.

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I've been saying for a while

I've been saying for a while that the Spurs need to kinda start over. They're old, they're slow and Gasol/Alrdidge is a terrible combination defensively in the modern game.

Murray is a good step in the right direction, and they have some good bench guys/complimentary pieces. If Leonard is healthy, they're not that far away.

Honestly, while it's interesting to think about what they might do with a pick in the 10-15 range, it wouldn't surprise me if they traded it for an athletic big and/or a young wing. If you added DeAndre Jordan to the mix alongside Leonard, Aldridge and Murray, they are back in the hunt next year.

I don't know their salary cap situation or if they could even pry Jordan away from the Clippers, but if they fall outside of the very top end of the draft, I could see them moving the pick for guys who can make a difference right now.

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Nine months ago they were

Ten months ago they were beating the stuffing out of the Warriors in game one of the Western Conference finals. Then Pachulia took out Kawhi. Kawhi has played in 9 games since.

That's it. That's the whole story.

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It is funny how a 61-win

It is funny how a 61-win (with rest built in) team loses its best player and turns into a 38-30 team that people take issue with how they play rather than marvel at the fact that they are 38-30 and credit that maybe it is because of how they play.

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And just like that, after

And just like that, after blowing out the Magic, the Spurs are back in 8th. Honestly, with how little difference there is between 3rd and 8th in the West, I wouldn’t be shocked if the Spurs finish the regular season 6th or 7th and end up pushing a first round opponent to 7 games. Never count out Pop.

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And just like that, after the

And just like that, after the Jazz blow out the Pistons, the Spurs are in 9th and the Jazz are back in 8th.

I guess we'll see how the Denver-LA game goes to determine where the Spurs will be for about 24 hours til the standings change up again and they're all of the sudden up to the 5th seed

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